The Brockton High School Social Science Department has incorporated the Core Concept of the Massachusetts History and Social Science Curriculum Framework as its foundation: The goal of a history and social science curriculum is to enable students, by systemic study, to acquire the knowledge, skill, and judgment to continue to learn for themselves; to participate intelligently, justly, and responsibly in civic life, and in deliberation about local, national, and international issues; and to avail themselves of historical and cultural resources - historic sites, museums, parks, libraries, multimedia information sources - wherever they may live or travel. The Brockton High School Social Science Department hopes to prepare our students to live in a democratic society in an interdependent world with the knowledge and skills necessary to become rational, humane, and contributing citizens in our world.
The Social Science course descriptions have been written to present as accurate a reflection as possible of the nature of the course they describe. Teachers plan work to meet both the objectives listed with the courses and the expectations of the students who are taking them. Objectives for all courses have been written to reflect the literacy goals of the school, the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks, and several aspects of the Social Science curriculum at Brockton High School.